Ninja Slayer anime announced

Usually, we talk about games here, but sometimes we talk about anime, hardware and other things as well. This is one of those other times with the new Ninja Slayer announcement.

Here is the press release:

LOS ANGELES, CA., June 20, 2014 –Leading anime voiceover and music company STARCHILD is thrilled to announce that NINJA SLAYER, a graphic novel that originated via Twitter and sold over 300,000 units (published by KADOKAWA Enterbrain), will be brought to life in animated form by the renowned animation company Studio Trigger. NINJA SLAYERwas originally written by a pair of American authors and was translated into Japanese and uploaded onto Twitter in 2010. The subtle yet ridiculous ninja story soon became an underground hit, leading to the publication of the graphic novel in 2012.

The NINJA SLAYER anime will be produced by the incredibly talented, critically acclaimed, and ever-popular Studio Trigger, the same studio that created the anime series KILL la KILL. The world premiere of the promotional trailer will be shown at anime's biggest convention, Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles, CA, during a NINJA SLAYER& Studio Trigger panel discussion on July 3rdat 6:00 p.m.

Anime Expo attendees will be able to catch a sneak peak of two never-before-seen NINJA SLAYER posters, as well as a chance to receive a “Menpo” (Ninja Slayer's mask) and a sample booklet containing the original NINJA SLAYERnovel and a Comptiq* comic book from the GOOD SMILE COMPANY booth at Anime Expo 2014 (supplies limited). Attendees will also be able to purchase additional NINJA SLAYERgoodies at the booth, a list of which appears below. Another big surprise awaits fans at the GOOD SMILE COMPANY booth! *Comptiqis a videogame/anime magazine sold in Japan.

Getting to know the creators of NINJA SLAYER
The original authors and creators of NINJA SLAYER, Bradley Bond and Philip Ninj@ Morzez, will be featured interviewees on Tokyo Otaku Mode on June 20th. Addition to the authors’ Q & A, the first 4 pages of the comic book will be revealed on June 27th tofulfill the anticipation of the series' fans.

StoryKenji Fujikidois a salarymanwhose wife and child were killed in a ninja turf war. In a brush with his own death, Fujikidois possessed by an enigmatic ninja soul known as NarakuNinja. Fujikidocheats death and becomes “Ninja Slayer” -a Grim Reaper destined to kill evil ninja, committed to a personal war of vengeance. Set in the dystopian underworld of Neo-Saitama, Ninja Slayer takes on SoukaiSyndicate ninja in mortal combat.

Original authors and translators
NINJA SLAYER was written by Bradley Bond and PhilpNinj@ Morzezand translated by Yu Honda and RaikaSugi.

Article by Nick

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